Sunday, May 04, 2008

Envisioning a World Without Men


Well, it was nice while it lasted.

Will there still be misogyny?

Wow! This really raises important questions about procreation. Can they freeze enough sperm? Will they need to? Perhaps asexual reproduction?

Will we have to jettison the question "Who's your daddy?"
Imagine a world without men: Lauren Bacall but no Bogie, Hillary Clinton but no Bill, no Starsky or Hutch.

This isn't just an unlikely sci-fi scenario. This could be reality, according to Bryan Sykes, an eminent professor of genetics at Oxford University and author of Adam's Curse: A Future Without Men.

"The Y chromosome is deteriorating and will, in my belief, disappear," Sykes told me. A world-renowned authority on genetic material, Sykes is called upon to investigate DNA evidence from crime scenes. His team of researchers is currently compiling a DNA family tree for our species.

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